The first half of Paul Goldschmidt’s season should earn him Most Valuable Player honors.
Goldschmidt hit .330/.414/.590 with an impressive 1.004 OPS in the first half. He has 5 stolen bases, 28 doubles, 20 home runs, 64 runs scored and 70 RBI. These are just huge first half numbers. It’s wonderful to see him put up these numbers and just makes you wonder what his second half numbers will net.
Of note, Goldschmidt’s 20th home run of the season was the 300th of his amazing career.
Throughout the season, younger players have noted their respect for Goldschmidt and the way he goes about his business. Goldschmidt’s teammates look up to the quiet leader and admire his work ethic day in and day out.
Goldschmidt has been without a doubt the most valuable player on the Cardinals. This should continue through the final months of the season, including the postseason.